Hollywood producer Brian Quintana (Superman: Man of Steel) has announced he filed papers to challenge Barbara Boxer for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in California's June primary. He says he would be the first “person of color” to represent California in the senate.
That's all fine and good, but frankly the race for the Democratic nomination for Boxer's seat is beginning to feel a little like the wacky gubernatorial election that followed the successful recall of Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. (A porn star, millionaires and, um, at least one Hollywood action hero ran for the job).
Mega-blogger Mickey Kaus, pretty much admitting he has no chance, threw his hat in the ring to challenge Boxer earlier this month and, in the process, proved how easy it is to run for senate (less than 100 valid signatures from registered voters are needed).
Quintana's campaign theme is “Take California Back.” He states that he wants to create jobs, cut spending and improve schools.
“The Tsunami of discontent for politics as usual is sweeping pur country from Florida to Massachusetts and from Virginia to Nevada,” he states. “As a good Democratic [sic] I will not concede this seat to Barbara Boxer and allow Califonia [sic] to be washed up come November … Further, no one from Los Angeles County or no person of color has served California in the United States Senate in over 100 years. Our time has come.”
Quintana says that when he first ran for office in 1992 his supporters included a Hollywood who's who list: David Geffen, Steve Tisch, Sherry Lansing, Martin Sheen, Anjelica Huston, and Barry Diller.